Lowered Front Plate...

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by sprtent, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. sprtent

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    ...by about 3-4 inches. Not sure if anyone did and posted this already. Love this clean look :)
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    Yep. Good look and that's how I have mine!

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    Does it keep 12" clear to the ground?
     
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    Sure does.. and prevent the painted part of the bumper from getting scuffed up. I moved it a when it was just a few weeks old.
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    @saulbassfan, your car has some serious road holding grip. Must be able to pull some G's. :D
     
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    Yeah I agree, close but legal. You may need to keep your tires aired up though, lol.
     
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    What's the requirement in Canada?

    Per CALI. vehicle code 5201 height is pretty loosely defined. I can have it on the touching the ground based on this,
    The rear license plate shall be mounted not less than 12
    inches nor more than 60 inches from the ground, and the front license
    plate shall be mounted not more than 60 inches from the ground,
    except as follows:"
     
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    Oh, I just did quick read, saw 12" minimum, didn't differentiate front/rear. There is a difference?

    FWIW I'm happier with the "stock" position, and having the plate lower is sort of a year 'round grill block. And I do grill block through winter, so, it'd be in the way the bit.
     
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    In CALI., 12" min on rear. For front, there is only a maximum. So can be low as you can go..
     
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    possible scrapping the pavement too............
     
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    So how did everyone lowered their license plate?
     
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    I used the factory front plastic plate mounting bracket. It fits the contours very well and sort of clips into the grill. It was then secured in place by some zip ties. Once you take off the bracket it is pretty self explanatory.
     
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    It's great that the factory bracket fits the lower section as well as it does. Almost like it's meant to be there..
     
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    On the top part of the factory plate holder, I use the 2 old screws. On the bottom of the plate holder, I use one screw (extra) right in the center of the bottom part of the holder and straight down (vertically) to the lowest line of the black grille piece.
     
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    I just used zip ties. Almost 3 years now without any issues.
     
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